Kylee Lahners Photo by Ryan Breiding Courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch
Washington, PA (August 6, 2016) – The Pennsylvania Rebellion and the Dallas Charge battled tonight in the second game of a weekend series from Consol Energy Park in Washington, PA. The Rebellion fought hard, but ultimately came up on the losing end of things, dropping the game by the score of 6-2.
The Charge wasted no time jumping on the scoreboard. In the top of the 1st, Designated Player Lauren Haeger smashed a two-run single to right field and put the Charge ahead. Dallas would make it 3-0 when Catcher Kaylyn Castillo added an RBI double to the festivities and Dallas was off and running.
The Rebellion threatened in the 3rd inning when, with runners at first and second, First Baseman Alisa Goler put a charge into one toward center field. Charge Center Fielder Taylor Gadbois made an athletic play, tracking the ball down and making the catch while crashing through the fence to maintain the Dallas advantage.
The Charge would add to the lead in the 4th when Shortstop Renada Davis singled home a run. That was followed by an RBI single from Second Baseman Kylee Lahners, and it was 5-0 Dallas.
The Rebellion finally scratched their way on to the board in the bottom of the 5th. Center Fielder Lindsey Stephens hit a soft hit grounder toward third and Charge Third Baseman Danielle Henderson airmailed a throw to first, which allowed a pair to score to make it 5-2 Dallas.
The Charge, however, were not finished offensively. They got another run across in the 6th when Kylee Lahners came through with yet another RBI single to increase the Charge lead to 6-2.
For her 2-4, 2 RBI game, Charge Second Baseman Kylee Lahners earns the honor of POWERHANDZ Player of the Game.
The Rebellion (15-28) will conclude their home schedule tomorrow afternoon at Consol Energy Park as they conclude the three game series with the Charge (16-27). If you cannot make it out to the ballpark, you can catch all the action starting at 5:05pm on NPF.TV on profastpitch.com.
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About the Dallas Charge:
The Dallas Charge, headquartered in McKinney, TX, began competition in the National Pro Fastpitch league in 2015. The Charge provide elite softball players the opportunity to pursue a professional career and inspire the next generation of professionals. Located in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, the Charge organization and its players are committed to demonstrating leadership in community involvement, entertainment, and professionalism. Follow the Dallas Charge at www.dallascharge.com.
About the Pennsylvania Rebellion:
The Rebellion is a professional women’s softball team competing as part of the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF). In their third season in the league, the Rebellion will play head-to-head against the most talented players in the sport. Games are broadcast nationally and draw local fans of all ages to experience the action live. NPF is an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball. For more information about the Pennsylvania Rebellion, please visit www.pennsylvaniarebellion.com or call 724-250-9555.
About National Pro Fastpitch (NPF):
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball since 2002, provides elite female athletes with an opportunity to pursue a professional career in diamond sports beyond their collegiate success. The 2016 NPF season will be televised on CBS Sports Network. Coverage includes the NPF College Draft presented by Bownet on Thur., April 14, followed by 23 regular-season games, a Championship Series Preview Special and the 2016 NPF Championship Series. The NPF recently announced that the Scrap Yard Dawgs, located in The Woodlands, Texas, will join the Akron Racers, Chicago Bandits, Dallas Charge, Pennsylvania Rebellion and USSSA Florida Pride for the 2016 season. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the U.S., Australia, Canada, Japan, the Netherlands and New Zealand, representing the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball.
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